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also joined the u.s. defense secretary in expressing concern that damascus is considering using chemical weapons against the rebels. >> i think there is no question that we remain very concerned, very concerned. as the opposition advances, in particular on damascus, the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> secretary panetta went on to say that the white house made it clear there will be consequences should the assad regime make the mistake of using those weapons on its own people. for more on the perspective from damascus, i spoke a short time ago to the bbc's jeremy bolon -- jeremy bowen. >> the issue has been pretty firm on the use of chemical weapons. any news from damascus? >> i think the regime here can feel the pressure. it has been under huge pressure in the last couple of weeks, increasing pressure. of the most pressure has faced from the west, certainly, in the almost two years this has been going on. i spoke before panetta made his remarks to the information minister and he repeated one of their official positions, which is that they say they
the neighbors think about it. >> in an interview with erin burnett, defense secretary leon panetta wasn't about to say this three-stage rocket launch was a success for jim jong-un. >> we still have to assess what happened here. most importantly, the final stage to determine really whether or not that did work effectively or whether it tumbled into space. >> but north korea did succeed in putting what u.s. officials describe as a rudimentary satellite into space. the u.s. is trying to determine if north korea is able to control the satellite. and while it's all the same technology that could one day result in a north korea missile being able to hit the u.s., experts say, don't panic yet. >> it has to demonstrate that it cannot just get something up to space but bring it back down. that requires a reentry vehicle. >> the u.s. believes iran may be one country that helps fix its technical problems. north korea calls it, quote, baseless. the u.s. maintains a small number of its own defensive missiles in both alaska and california that would be capable theoretically of shooting down the north korea m
it and in addition, to the federal defense of marriage act. two different things. that act restricts federal benefits gay couples can get by defining marriage as something that exists between a man and a woman. 38 states have laws or amendments that outlaw gay marriage. north carolina the most recent state to prohibit it it but nine states, and the district of columbia have already legalized gay marriage or in the process of doing so now. this has been one of the most charged social issues in the marriage. polls indicate people support gay marriage. now we know within a matter of months the supreme court could help settle it once and for all. molly henneberg on fox top story live for us in washington this evening. molly, explain more cases about the justices are going to hear. >> the supreme court had seven same sex marriage cases in front of it and selected these two. windsor vs. the u.s. is the defense of marriage case or dome that case. specifically looking at part of the law that gives federal benefits such as tax breaks to heterosexual married couples, not to same-sex married couples. is that eq
defense foundation. hi, mark. >> alisyn, good to be on with you. alisyn: nice to have you. what is your theory first why the president decided to wade into this michigan battle, by the way two years ago this was happening in wisconsin, the president said that is wisconsin issue, meaning let the state decide? >> well in barack obama's autobiography he said i owe these unions. when they call i return their phone calls. that paid off well for him politically. the numbers you mentioned leading up to this question are just the tip of the iceberg what organized labor spends in politics. we estimate and sources verify this, they're spending up to a billion dollars in politics. a president benefited in 2008 and 2012 from literally hundreds of millions of dollars that union officials spend that come out of the general treasury, this is not hard dollars which are voluntary, the pac money. this is get out to vote drives, registration to vote drives. all the reasons touted why barack obama won, that is what he is defending here. the union's ability to compel workers to pay fees as condition of empl
at will. we don't have a missile defense system that is reliable that can stop this. jon: you really think that would be in the cards, that they would make that kind of threat? >> they would make the threat, i don't think they'd actually try to carry it out. at this point they have an unstable regime, a lot of moving parts at the top of the north korean system, you don't know if they have the policy coherence to do the rational things and that's really the big concern with north korea. jon: what does china get out of continuing to support them? >> they get to bee devil us. every time there is a problem with north korea we go to beijing and ask them for help and they extract concessions from us. for a decade we have placed more importance on integrating china into the international system than stopping north korea. we always go to bay sing to look for help. we have spent the only currency that matters now and that is time. jon: it's been a wrong-headed approach would be your argument, or so it sounds. >> yeah, it hasn't worked, right now i think we have to start looking to ourselves for our
.s., the netherlands, and germany providing the weapons but the alliance stressed the move was defensive. >> the deployment of patriot missiles will serve as an effective deterrent and that way, diaz with the situation along the syrian-turkish border. >> russia is the one fly in the right man. the foreign minister said he would not block the move. a sign an old ally may be losing patience with president assaad. they hope deploying missiles will help stabilize tensions but the bigger concern is what is happening inside syria itself. specifically, what the regime might do with its stockpile of chemical weapons. syria has used much of its considerable arsenal to crush the rebellion. hidden from view it is believed to have developed a chemical weapons program and there are reports of activity, prompting this uncompromising western message. >> we are concerned for the same reason the united states has. we have sent our own clear, private message directly to them about the serious consequences that would follow from the use of such weapons. >> those consequences are not been spelled out and sy
on same-sex marriage. the first one about the defensive marriage act. windsor against the united states. they were married in toronto, canada, in 2007. spire died in 2007 in new york at a time when new york recognized same-sex marriages that were performed outside the state. she was required to pay $363,000 on federal estate taxes on her inheritance that she would not have had to pay that opposite marriages get. so, a pretty clean case here and even the obama administration has already said it doesn't think the constitutionality of the defensive marriage act can withstand a legal attack. the second case the court decided to take on is proposition 8, the california ballot initiative adding a state constitutional amendment in 2008 that said only marriage between a man or woman is valid or recognized in california. it overturned a court ruling that said same-sex couples have a right to marry. the cases are likely to be heard in march and decided some time in june. randi? >> joe johns, thank you very much. >>> so, the decisions handed down next year but as jeffrey toobin told anderson coope
defense, our pasture there, and that of our allies and partners. >> well, yes, i have nothing further to add they are can wanted to discuss that with our allies to determine the times and location so i have nothing more than that. when it comes to missile ballistic defense, there's a problem that affects our partners, allies in the region, as well as the homeland in that we'll continue to wait for opportunity to be able to strengthen our partnerships and our capabilities with our allies to be able to deal with the threats as they e emerge. we're going that today. >> intercepters, anything else? >> at this point in time, i'm not prepared to talk about any of the details of that. i would just say that we continue to look for opportunities to improve our capabilities as the threat set changes and grows. >> [inaudible] india, first trip, give us a sense of what kind relations nay have with india and who will be your proprieties, and basically, u.s. was included as a partner with -- [inaudible] how help you in your activities? >> stating with the last question first. as far as the indian o
court took has to do with the defense of marriage act signed by bill clinton shamefully in 1996, which defines marriage under federal law as one man/one woman. but since then, there has been an amazing turnaround in public attitude and public acceptance of same-sex marriage. remember just a few years ago, there were, like 10 or 11 constitutional amendments up in the same year inch 10 or 11 states put on there by right-wingers who were using that as a way of deriving conservative -- driving conservatives to the polls. it was when george bush first ran, they could get the him elected overall gore or whatever. but did he have a huge success for the same-sachsey -- anti-same-sex marriage people. there are nine states which allow recognized same-sex marriage, massachusetts, iowa, vermont, new york, connecticut, new hampshire. i think hawaii is on that list too. one, two, three, four, five. and the district of columbia plus the state of this year just added, maryland and washington plus, remember the president of the united states himself, who used
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mobilize the missile defense system after defiant move by north korea. i have details on that next. >> like something out of a movie what caused this massive explosion in west virginia? >> also tonight. truck driver gets the blame for a fatal amtrak accident. if he had acted just 2 seconds faster it would not have happened. stay for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent. but anyone can help a foster child. >> good evening again. we begin this half hour with news about north korea. yang fired long range rocket defying warnings from the united states and the quantityed nations. now you are looking at satellite pictures of the rocket launching facility. the launch demonstrates how north korea knew leader is
to the north american airspace defense command the first stage of the stage three rocket fell into the yellow sea southwest of north korea. the second stage traveled further before falling into the philippine sea. the rocket ultimately launched some sort of object in orbit and the north koreans say it was a satellite and norad claimed it was successful but added at in time was the missile or debris a threat to north america. not yet. >>shepard: did the north koreans get help? >>reporter: the north korean could not do this on their own without some help. the only port they have, they have one port, which is sanctioned in terms of the sea travel in and out of the port and any part for the missiles would have come through china which is north korea's only friend and, then, the voice of america reported this week that an iranian team had been seen in north korea in recent days and there is some presumption that, in fact, iranians may have helped them. this is the first successful long-range rocket this year. earlier in april it was not successful. certainly, all eyes are on iran in weres of the r
on board. they were watching. waiting for the launch. according to the north american aerospace defense command or norad the first stage of the three-stage rocket fell in the yellow sea southwest of north korea. the second stage travelled farther before falling in to the philippine sea. but the rocket ultimately launched some sort of object to orbit. the north koreans say it was a satellite. norad confirms the long range ballistic missile lunched but added at no time was it a threat to north america. not yet, at least. >> shepard: u.s. officials say they think the north koreans had help with this. >> u.s. officials are concerned that north korea could not have done this on their own. they point to the fact that the north koreans only have one porch. it's difficult to ship things out of that port because of the sanctions. typically any ballistic missile parts would fly through china to the north. china is north korea's only friend. there have been reports of voice of america this week that iranian team was seen in north korea, in recent days. there are questions tonight as to whether the
discriminate against. i can't treat you differently because you're a man versus a woman. well, this defense of marriage act is exactly what the defense of marriage act does. it denies same-sex marriage couples the rights for tax benefits, federal health benefits and the like. so if you're married to a man, you dent get the same right ifs you're a woman married to a man. that is gender discrimination, in my view, not sexual preference. >> and you've argued in front of the supreme court. >> i have. >> you said in 1990? >> 1990. >> nerve-racking? >> very nerve-racking. these issues are very important. the justices are very prepared. they're very intelligent. and there's a lot at stake. so this is going to be a very interesting argument. now we can actually listen to them online. >> having argued in front of the supreme court, how do you think they're going to rule? >> well, i think we have a fairly conservative court. but it's kind of divided 50/50. it's going to be a very close call. however, looking at the case precedent in the past and looking at what i think they have to do with this law,
, as defense secretary leon panetta said today, "the special operators knew they were putting their lives on the line." the former hostage, dilip joseph, will likely return to the u.s. by this weekend. his family issued a statement tonight, extending their deepest condolences and gratitude to all those involved in the mission. diane? >> thank you so much, martha raddatz reporting in. >>> and now, we go overseas to syria. the rebels still on the move, near the capital damascus. the assad regime, still corralling its chemical weapons. and abc's alex marquardt got a call to travel at night and meet with a defector, who knows about those weapons. a former general in the ruling regime. >> reporter: the rebels have taken the fight to syria's biggest cities. today, battling near assad's stronghold, his palace in damascus. while fighters have overrun one of the regime's largest military bases, outside the city of aleppo. american officials say they fear the likelihood of assad using chemical weapons is rising and say they have proof they've been prepared. we went to meet a man who shares those fe
the federal defense of marriage act, or d doma, and another involving california's proposition 8, banning same-sex marriages in that state. for analysis into these historic cases, what's going to be a historic hearing, i want to bring in kinji yoshityoshito, professor of constitutional law at new york city. great to see you. >> good to see you. >> put prop 8 aside for a second. do you believe that the supreme court will strike down doma. this is what what you've said. walk me through your thinking on that one. >> y bet. so doma is a really narrow challenge insofar as what the statute does is it says for federal purposes marriages are defined between one man and one woman. so i think it might be best to clarify this by example. so you take edie windsor, a plaintiff coming out of new york who's going to be the plaintiff in this case. she was with another woman for 40 years. they got married in 2007. when her partner passed away, her wife passed away, for state purposes, in the eyes of new york state, she was next of kin. so her remains were released to edie. but for federal purposes, they were c
the defense of marriage act is constitutional, they are also going to decide whether proposition 8 in california, that case, whether the ban on same sex marriage there is unconstitutional. and that could affect all 50 states. so there is at least the potential that by the end of june, all 50 states will be ordered to have same sex marriage. there is a long way between here and there, but that is now a possibility. >> what is so interesting about this, this is not just about the marriage issue, so much as it is an equal protection issue because so many people have been denied benefits under federal law. >> that's the defense of marriage act case. what the defense of marriage act case, what the law says, passed in 1996, signed into law by president clinton, that law says that the federal government will not recognize same sex marriages, even in the states where it's legal. so if you are a married couple, same sex couple in massachusetts, you can't file a joint tax return, can't inherit tax free the way heterosexual married couples can. the obama administration says, agrees that law i
warned embattled president bashar al assad against such action, defense secretary leon panetta says syria may be backing away from the threat. here is what pa net ta said early this morning on a flight to kuwait city. >> we haven't seen anything new indicating any aggressive steps to move forward in that way, but we continue to monitor it very closely and we continue to make clear to them that they should not under any means make use of these chemical weapons against their own population. >> and here's an example of how just murky the divisions are in syria, later today washington will declare one of the group of rebels a foreign terrorist organization. according to federal documents the group is merely another alias or al qaeda in iraq. >>> this morning we know the name of the navy s.e.a.l. killed during a raid to rescue a kidnapped american doctor in afghanistan. the s.e.a.l. is identified as petty officer first class nicolas checque. barbara starr joins us from the pentagon with more on petty officer checque, a member of s.e.a.l. team six, the same elite unit that of course took out os
spending. but many lawmakers want to avoid the automatic across the board cuts and defense budget that will kick in january 1st if congress doesn't act. they would prefer to make strategic cuts. >>> nudist are planning a city against san francisco. against-- planning a protest against city hall. they had to cover half a dozen nudist. the board voted 6-5 for final approval of a ban on public nudity. >> there is no evidence anywhere in science or any kind of research any legitimate research that nudity harms anybody. >> it's a very narrow piece of legislation having to do with our limited public spaces and public transportation. >> mayor ed lee is expected to sign the ordnance that will take effect in february. the legislation does exempt nudity at private beaches and special events. >>> san francisco police are investigating a deadly shooting in the city's is hayes valley neighborhood. they found a man who had been shot once in the torso and once in the leg. the victim was rushed to the hospital where he later died. so far no arrests have been made. >>> the former commander of an e
animals can help tame feuding couples by breaking down emotional defenses and helping heal past traumas. >> because horses are so sensitive, they can help us determine what a couple is actually really feeling. >> walk, walk. go! >> he's telling me that you don't really mean it. >> reporter: so, we came to colorado to follow this couple's last ditch effort to save a scrumabling relationship, using horse therapy. >> we have piled problem on top of problem on top of problem for years, who knows what's at the bottom of that. all by yourself. >> reporter: though never married, justin and lyz are raising two sons. lately, the bickering and fighting got so bad, he reluctantly moved out. but now, he'll try just about anything to make his family whole again. >> first thing we're going to do today is just actually go meet the herd. >> reporter: justin is drawn to the most aggressive horse on the ranch, danny, who came here after surviving a grizzly bear attack. danny isn't fitting in, which hits home for justin, who feels exiled from his own herd. >> i think that lyz experiences justin as very co
, was she a mother? >> gutted, shattered, heartbroken. >> their defense is that they never intended to cause any harm. >> it was never meant to go that far. it was meant to be a silly prank. so many people have done it before. >> the ethics of prank calls do not seem to trouble them. they said others had decided to broadcast them. >> there are people to make those decisions for us. >> did someone listen to that call? >> it went to the process of every other recording that we do. from interviews do anything at all. >> their struggling to cope with the unintended consequences of their actions -- they are struggling to cope with the unintended consequences of their actions. >> there is nothing that could make me feel worse than i do right now. we're so sorry. >> in london, that people who knew jacintha saldanha paid tribute to her humanity. >> she cared for my father at this time of need. she was a wonderful nurse. it is very disappointing to have lost her. >> the hospital repeated that she had not been reprimanded over the prank calls and pledged to do everything to help per family. the hospit
mother. who spent time in jail for abusing him. troubling for the defense, the dramatic blisters on jeffrey pyne's hands. disturbing photos that jurors have seen over and over again. pyne maintains he got the blisters throwing a wooden pallet at his job. freeman spoke of jeffrey's fear for his 12-year-old sister being alone in the house with his mother. a fear she shared with jeffrey. >> i did not think it was a good idea for julia to ever be alone with ruth in the house. >> reporter: defense attorneys maintain jeffrey was not involved in any way with his mother's murder. claiming a stranger or strangers likely attacked ruth pyne on that may day in 2011. for "good morning america," john muller, abc news, new york. >> okay. >>> let's get more from our legal team, nancy grace, dan abrams, our legal analyst. dan, let me begin with you. the ex-girlfriend, a prosecution witness. and establishes grounds for a motive. and can create sympathy for the defense. >> she is doing what the prosecution wanted, which is to lay the groundwork for their motive, which is this is a mother who is out
. >>> tonight defense officials fell our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski that a u.s. navy s.e.a.l. was killed during the rescue operation of an american doctor in afghanistan. his name has not been released. it happened during a raids to save dr. dill let joseph. the military says the operation was ordered after intelligence showed the doctor's life was in danger. >>> just two months after winning re-election, venezuelan president hugo chavez says his cancer has returned and he's treating treatment once again in kib what. in a nationally televised speech, chaves mentioned a possible successor should his condition worsen. it's not revealed what type of cancer he has. >>> tomorrow the first fema trailers are expected to roll into new jersey, much needed temporary housing. and in new york tonight, there are new questions about why politicians for decades didn't heed warnings about what could happen if a superstorm like sandy came ashore. katie? >> reporter: good evening, lester. there was a 14-foot storm surge here on lower manhattan, completely submerging this subway station.
as defense secretary panetta said today, special operators knew they were putting their lives on the line. former hostage joseph likely return to the u.s. by this weekend. his family issued a statement tonight extending their deepest condolences and gratitude to all those involved in the mission. martha, abc news, washington. >> another item about the military. after waving fitness standard to feed the war machine the army is now looking for thinner men and women. leading cause of civil i don't know not making the cut, obesity. army kicked out 1600 plus 25 active duty personnel for being out of shape during the first 10 month of this yea year. 15 times more than in 2007 when days employment cycle were at the peak. between 1998 and 2010 soldiers deemed over weight more than triple and 5 percent of the force was obese. >> 22 days now to find a budget deal and avoid the fiscallif cliff. tonight no word any real progress being made but the pressure to do something before it is too latest really intensifying across the country. story now from political reporter mark matthe matthews. >
. the rocket was not carrying a warhead, north korea claims it launched a science satellite. the defense secretary leon panetta talked to erin burnett and said the u.s. is evaluating whether the rocket launch was a success. he said this, quote, we have no idea. we're still assessing exactly what happened to determine whether or not it really was a success. eight months ago, north korea totally flubbed a launch attempt, rocket broke apart after 90 seconds and fizzled into the ocean. jim clancy, cnn international here. talk to me, i guess, first, the fact that this was a surprise. how did north korea get this past the u.s.? >> well, it didn't really get past the u.s. it said it had a few problems, was going to delay the launch and then suddenly on calendar, e for many, and kim jong-il got very lucky. the three latest attempts had all failed. and this one appears, appears to be a success. something is in orbit. >> we know the rocket range is something like 5,000, 6,000 kilometers. what does the distance tell you? >> well, it is technology. it is a three stage rocket. that's what is signific
home. defense secretary panetta also weighing in saying he was deeply saddened to learn a u.s. service member was killed during the operation. jenna: taking the look of many names of some of our brave men and women who have died just recently in afghanistan, and you really have to think of their families at this time of year especially, kelly, going into the holidays. thank you very much. >> reporter: you're welcome. rick: we're just getting word that the michigan house has approved, given final approval, that is, to the right-to-work bill that has made its way through that state's republican-controlled legislature. all that's left now is for republican governor rick snyder to sign it. it will curb the power of unions, it gives workers the chance to decide for themselves whether or not to pay union dues. they decide that as opposed to mandatory dues which is the way that the state has been run and so many other states have been run up to now. this is a story that has been playing out, it has seen some very plowed -- loud and violent protests, but peaceful demonstrations going on right
revving up a brand new israeli-made missile defense radar system. both countries promise to shoot down anything that might go astray, bill. bill: wow! what is the north korean government saying about it this time, greg? >> reporter: all means a lot to the new young leader kim jong-un. it is meant to mark the first anniversary of the death of his father, kim jong-il and mark the end of the year which is supposed to show the impoverished nation is on its way to be strong and prosperous. we're seeing pongyang manage the message more than usual domestically and internationally. my contacts say this country could very well call the launch successful whatever happens. secretary of state hillary clinton is in europe this week at a meeting in nato in brussels. her message is pretty clear. it wants north korea to stop this. if this missile works, bill, the range could be over 6,000 miles. that would put whatever it is launching in the payload in the range of los angeles. bill: greg palkot, watching that out of london. six minutes past. >> this is not north korea's first attempt at this. since 1
states ambassador susan rice is going to replace out going senator clinton. and the defense secretary position is being vacated by leon panetta. >> he may reach across party lines and give chuck hagel the top job for the pentagon. >> he has a lot of good people to choose from. he wants to put together a team. a team overall that going into the second term does not look like a group of second strangers. >> treasure secretary tim geithner said he will stay on until the inauguration. jack la is being mentioned as a replacement. >>> they ignored warnings that a large hurricane could hit the big apple. a 2,006 report said it was a question of time before hurricane came and flooded the system and caused wide outages in new york city. those warnings went unheeded due to concerns about budget cuts and the likelihood of such a storm. hurricane sandy is the second costliest disaster in u.s. history. >>> they had the first hack-a-thon. they worked on ideas yesterday afternoon. the goal was to create fun and practical apps using public information available through county records. >> we have seen
defense systems in the world given to them by the russians. and cruise missiles could be launched but not against the missile sites themselves because that would indicate and could easily spread the deadly sarin gas. some have suggested, our, cruise missiles could be launched at regime targets. you know, but the solution to this may be occurring right now as we speak there in dublin where secretary of state hillary clinton is holding an unscheduled meeting with the russian foreign minister about syria. russia is syria's largest ally. if they can be convinced to withdraw some of that support, then it appears that the days for president assad's regime could be over. >> all right. mick, thank you very much. here's savannah. >> thanks. >>> and we'll go to london now where the duchess of cambridge has been released from the hospital this morning as she recovered from a severe form of morning sickness. michelle kosinski has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. after experiencing at least four days of the severe, relentless form of morning sickness, today duches
a great deal of concern, obviously, but also some defense from the radio station that employs them, saying that even though it's investigating what exactly happened, it doesn't think its staff actually violated any laws and that too much emphasis has been put on the prank call and not enough emphasis on other factors that may have contributed to the apparent suicide of this nurse. >> matthew chance for us this morning in london. >>> in washington all eyes on the fiscal cliff, now just 22 days away. with the white house and republican leaders at a stalemate, president obama is hitting the road to rally support for his plan, which would raise taxes for the wealthiest americans. he met yesterday with house speaker john boehner, their first face to face meeting in more than three weeks. today the president will visit a detroit engine factory to rally support from auto workers. the president's meeting with speaker boehner didn't yield a big breakthrough, but the men did manage to agree on one thing, and that is that they will keep their negotiations behind closed doors. the men released this id
. the defense has been saying we will not plan for sequestration's because they don't want to be cautious because it is like a gun to the head. they're now looking into planning for this because we are getting pretty late, and that may become a reality. back to you. melissa: rich edson, thank you so much. lori: let's continue this discussion. it is going to happen, it is exactly what the democrats want. according to scott hodge of the tax foundation. what are some alternatives to raising revenue? joining me with some ideas. to your point, you're written quite extensively on this topic. it seems the economy is poised to fall off the cliff and that's what the democrats and the president wants to happen. >> they want to allow all the bush tax cuts to expire. it happens naturally automatically. they don't even have to vote for it. in january we had to lower taxes for everybody. getting it very simply. lori: a lot of people are concerned. if we do go over the cliff, there's no resolution for the alternative minimum taxes, will not be passed that does not get resolved you have 20 million more a
was president. significant cuts in defense and also significant human services can you tell us. >> katie, let me ask you, before you respond to what governor dean is saying. there is logic to what howard dean is saying. i don't happen to agree with it. but i know where he's coming from. katie, let me ask you this -- katie can't hear me. we'll wait for her to get back hooked in. howard, what about the notion that i'm posing tonight -- i've said this a few times -- republicans better be careful. they're not going down your road and the democrats aren't going down your road. you have middle class tax cuts for the democrats and it sometimes sounds to me as an old reagan conservative that the republicans better watch themselves because sometimes it sounds like they are kind of defending rich people. that's their whole mantra, just defending rich people. and i think that's not where they should be. >> i would agree. if i were politically advising the republicans, which i'm certainly not, i think tom colts was right from oklahoma. they ought to get out of the way. there wouldn't be as much deficit redu
and will be appointing members to a carbons committee to work on an agreement with the senate on defense programs next year. eric cantor says the house will be in session monday, december 17 to deal with the fiscal cliff. live coverage of the house here on c-span. the senate returns on monday at 2:00 p.m. eastern to consideration of a bill that would extend the fdic transaction guarantee program that provides unlimited deposit coverage for non-interest bearing account. the senate will consider the nomination of the assistant secretary of housing and urban development. tomorrow, we will talk about the latest news about the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations with a former congressional budget office director. then a look at the lobbying going on in washington. later, a look at developments in syria and the response from the international community. "washington journal" here on c- span. this week, we will have the vermont governor and new chairman of the democratic governors' association, who will talk about the fiscal cliff and laying the groundwork for the 2013 and 2014 elections. lives on sunday at 1
. defensive coordinator kent bear will be the interim head coach for the spartans when they play in the military bowl on the 27th. >>> the patriots beat houston by 28 points last night. it was so bad the 49ers got bored watching. >> i got up and turned the tv, went to get some food. >> the showdown is looming on sunday. with the 49ers' tom brady threw 4 touchdowns for the 18th time in his career last night against the texans. but grady was most fired up about his scrambling first down. >> that just caught up the moment what was going on there? >> we don't run too often. so got to show them that i can still do it a little bit. >> what were you trying to show? >> all the rest of the people out there. the opposing defense says i can't run and won't move out of the pocket. so at least there's a little bit of a threat there. >> yeah. >> not a big threat. i'm not like rg iii back there or anything. >> not like colin kaepernick, either. >>> the 49ers play special teams with dobbs on injured reserve done for the year. he was in and out of foster homes as a child adopted, raised through
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senator chuck hagel is on the short list for defense secretary. hagel met with the president this week. he's thought to be one of four finalists on a list that includes massachusetts senator john kerry, kerry is also being mentioned as a possible successor to secretary of state hillary clinton if president obama doesn't pick u.n. ambassador susan rice. >>> elsewhere, president obama has drawn a hard line on tax increases for the wealthiest of americans. rejecting an offer that republicans claim is as good as it's going to get. tracie potts joins us with the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: right now it's looking more likely that we could, could, go over that fiscal cliff at the end of the month because right now, negotiations here are at a stand still. president obama talks to the business round table today after telling bloomberg he absolutely won't bunch. the wealthiest americans must pay more. >> we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> reporter: he may be in a good position to wait it out. a new poll found more half of americans will blame republicans if we go
senator chuck hagel of nebraska is said to be on the short list for secretary of defense. the president is expected to announce his nominees in the next two weeks. >>> and looking frail and also in a wheelchair, former senator bob dole made a surprise appearance last night on capitol hill, just days after being released from the hospital. dole was pushing for passage of a u.n. treaty guaranteeing equal rights for the disabled. but his efforts were in vain. republicans blocked approval of the treaty, saying it threatens national sovereignty. >>> also, a political passing announced overnight. long-time texas congressman, jack brooks has died. you can see brooks in this very famous photograph of lbj being sworn in as president aboard air force one. he is standing just behind a grief-stricken jackie kennedy. brooks died last night in beaumont, texas, after a sudden illness. he was 89 years old. >>> overseas, now, where thousands of protesters remain in cairo's tahrir square, following yesterday's massive demonstration against president morsi. more than 100,000 demonstrators gathering in fro
] >> stephanie: threatening the stability of the netherland's sea defenses, a group of experts known as -- >> dikes. >> stephanie: i think they try not to put the same word in the same sentence. in a sentence where they use beaver they use sea defenses. clearly, they are beaver experts like jim. >> dikes. >> stephanie: the mammal society has put together other wildlife groups to protection the water-blocking dikes. from the small but potentially destructive semi aquatic rodents. where they use dikes they're not going to say beaver. >> clever how they did that. >> infer something. >> who put some thought into this? >> stephanie: they're like stop it. >> stop it! >> stephanie: don't put that in the same sentence. >> ann: stop it. >> stephanie: there are is still a lot of unintentional hilarity. there have been no beaver sightings into the capital of amsterdam. you can get a lot of things in amsterdam. surprising you can't get beaver. you can get a block of hash -- >> the size of your face. >> stephanie: beave
's book shows how important the defense command is in keeping christmas safe. >> it was the night before chris nas in norad air base. each one was in place waiting for the first sight of good old st. nick on his christmas eve night. santa claus has gone missing? >> brian: michael keen is the author of the night santa clause got loss and norad saves chris mampts >> good to be here. >> brian: bring us back in the place when santa was in trouble and norad came to the aid. >> santa claus gets lost on christmas eve and military rescue santa claus so much time is elapse santa doesn't have time to deliver the toyce . the general used tanks and planes and ships around the world to deliver all of santa's toys and got to get santa's approval to help out. >> brian: you broke the story first time in the book. >> that's right. >> brian: and you are unclassifying the story. >> i got defense department approval. >> brian: ambassador rice denied it happened. we'll look into it. the book is out and fascinating to see that norad was a way for kids to track santa almost by accident. >> exactly 1955. colone
was driving drunk when he crashed his 2007 mercedes early saturday morning. the defensive lineman is charged with intoxication manslaughter for the death of 25-year-old jerry brown a member of the team's practice squad. investigators say brown was unresponsive when they arrived. >> when our officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> reporter: brent and brown were college teammates at the university of illinois. the two were reunited in october when the cowboys signed brown after the indianapolis colts released him. in a statement, cowboys' owner jerry jones said -- >> reporter: news of the deadly accident stunned cowboys' fans. >> man, that's sad to hear. i mean -- life plays out sometimes like you don't plan it. >> reporter: but many say they are standing by their team. >> i love my cowboys. i love my cowboys. and i'm rooting for them and i'm hoping everything turns out okay. >> reporter: the team arrived in cincinnati saturday ahead of their game against the bengals on sunday. teresa garcia, cbs news. >> a standoff between police and an
brandon lloyd. might want to play some defense. brady putting on a clinic. new england up 13-0. third drive of the game for new england. brady recognized no one's covering hernandez. quick out. touchdown. see it again here. hernandez yelling, brady, i'm hope, give it to me. i'll get in. patriots up 21-0. fourth quarter we go. patriots up 28-7. brady, to danny woodhead. check out j.j. watts. phenomenal player. tracks him down, punches it out. then, it's lloyd, johnny on the spot. falls on it for the touchdown. brady, four touchdowns in the game. patriots win 42-14. improving to 10-3. they've now won seven in a row. >>> that's your "sportscenter" update. i'm hakem dermish. have a great day. >>> if those were the highlights, let's call this the low-lights. it comes to us from sunday's appalachian state men's basketball game against western carolina. >> you have to feel sorry for app state's brian okam. this is being called the worst free throw ever taken. straight up in the air. nowhere remotely close to the rim. >> brian has been successful on two of his five foul shots this season. but
a crime scene. thank you very much. >> gretchen: another fox news alert. overnight defense secretary leon panetta arriving in afghanistan. a surprise visit. he's expected to meet with president hamid karzai. he was greeted by general john allen and u.s. ambassador to afghanistan, james cunningham. earlier today he told troops in kuwait that president obama will make a decision in a few weeks about how many troops will actually stay in afghanistan now past 2014. that's actually new news. remember they were all supposed to come home? now some may actually stay on. >>> celebrations happening in north korea after the country divide world leaders launching a long-range missile. the country calling it a success after several other failed attempts. world leaders worry that north korea could potentially develop technology capable of delivering a nuclear war head to the west coast of the united states. the u.n. security council is expected to hold a closed door meeting today on the launch. >>> he brought two rivals found at the scene of brian terry, the agent for the united states, the border agen
, they have to drive if ball on the defense. so regardless, you know. we need to go three and out own stop them right where they need to get the offense and try to put points on the board. it works hand in hand both sides of the ball. >>> up on the hilltop tonight, things looking pretty good for the sc. not sure if chris mullen was at the game but he would not have liked what happened to his alma mater. that is st. john's coach steve navin. big local name. usf second half is what breaks it open. tim dirkson dualing. the end parker 28 points driving to secure the victory and that was the end for st. john's 81-65. and at the end an east bay product and i don't know if you guys know how he got his name but he was the last of 10 children mom named him daend. >> you can't make that up. >> that's a true story. >> daend. that's it. thank you for trusting the news continues at 4:30. >> we will be following a shooting with multiple victimless. v ictimless -- victims. we will also be tracking the morning commute rain. and when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. o
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